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  • Superfly to provide 3 songs for 'Yamikin Ushijima-kun' movie series

    June 30, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    Superfly will be providing the theme song for movies "Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 3" and "Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Final" to open in theaters this fall.  Superfly has previously provided her song "The Bird Without Wings" for the movie "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" back in 2012. For "Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 3," Superfly will be singing a song titled "Kokoro no Yoroi." As for "Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Final," she is in charge of both the theme song

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  • Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho receives surgery for vocal cord polyps

    May 12, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    Golden Bomber vocalist Kiryuin Sho announced that he recently received surgery to remove vocal cord polyps.  Kiryuin revealed there was a small polyp in his throat about three and a half years ago when he was diagnosed with dysphonia (voice disturbance). At that time, the doctors told him that it would not affect his singing too much. He had been continuing his rehabilitation process with the polyp in his throat. As a result of rehabil

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  • NMB48's Kenkyuusei Shibata Yui to graduate

    April 25, 2016 @ 2:08 pm

    It's been announced that NMB48 Team M draft kenkyuusei Shibata Yui will graduate from the group. This announcement was made on April 22 during a performance at NMB48 Theater. After the show, she updated her blog to follow up with the announcement. "Since late last month, my physical condition has been poor, and recently, I've been thinking a lot about my future. I made this decision because I wanted to study more. Next year, I plan on going to a

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  • YUI to release PV collection tracing her 8-year career

    June 28, 2015 @ 1:10 am

    YUI will release a PV collection called "FIND ME YUI Visual Best" on DVD & Blu-ray on July 29th.YUI made her major debut in 2005, then put a halt to her solo activities at the end of 2012. The PV collection 'FIND ME YUI Visual Best' will feature all of her PVs, including ones that were created before her debut, and over 20 making-of clips. In addition, the Limited Edition will come with special contents such as 'YUI Sweden Special Movie', and

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  • NMB48's Takano Yui announces her graduation

    April 16, 2015 @ 3:41 am

    NMB48 Team M member Takano Yui has announced that she will be graduating from the group.This was announced on April 15 during Team M's stage performance at NMB48 Theater. After the show, Takano updated her Google+ account and announced her graduation once again to her fans. She explained, "Through my activities in NMB48, I found a new goal. I love to talk, so I want to become a talento who appears on variety shows!" Regarding her future activiti

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  • Ichikawa Yui expresses her desire for marriage

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    On March 1, actress Ichikawa Yui held a release event for her photo book 'YUI'. Ichikawa, who turned 29 years old last month, confessed, "I want to get married." She also revealed the type of man she wants to marry, "I am very close with my family, so I want a man who would also take care of my family." On becoming 30 next year, Ichikawa commented, "I'm excited for my 30s. I hope to stay in the mindset of doing more and more of wha

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  • AKB48 Team 8's Moriwaki Yui withdraws from group activities

    January 28, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    AKB48 Team 8 member Moriwaki Yui has withdrawn from group activities. Team 8 is made up of 47 members representing the 47 prefectures of Japan. Moriwaki, who was the Fukuoka representative member, had been active in Team 8 since its formation in April of 2014.  On their official website, Moriwaki wrote, "Managing [Team 8 activities] with my studies was a lot harder than I imagined. I thought about many things, but I felt stro

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  • Ex. BiS Koshouji Megumi begins her idol activities again in a new group

    November 9, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    A new 4-member idol group called "Maison book girl" has been formed. The group will hold their debut live at the event [email protected] the Field vol.6' on November 24 at Roppongi Blue Theater. Maison book girl is produced by musician Sakurai Kenta, who was in charge of solo idol Izukoneko (project ended in August). The group is comprised of Koshouji Megumi (ex. BiS), Somoto Kaori, Yagawa Aoi, and Inoue Yui. Among the members, Somoto and Yagawa attracted at

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  • Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho pours ink over himself for ALS

    August 23, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho (Vo-karu) has uploaded a video onto YouTube regarding the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'.Kiryuin, who was nominated by Kishidan's Ayanokoji Sho, stated, "I wanted to pour ice water over myself, but Golden Bomber is in the middle of a nationwide tour, and I don't want to catch a cold, so I will not [pour ice water]." He then declared that he would be donating money to the cause. However, as a performer himse

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  • AKB48's Yokoyama Yui opens her official Twitter account

    January 20, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    On January 20th, AKB48 member Yokoyama Yui launched her official Twitter account. She has already over 50,000 followers, and among those she follows are fellow member Umeda Ayaka, SKE48's Matsui Rena, and Rakuten Golden Eagles' Tanaka Masahiro.  There are many Twitter accounts who claim to be Yokoyama, but her official account name is "@Yui_yoko1208". Her first tweet says "I'm Yokoyama Yui of AKB48! I started Twitter! Please treat me kindly!" In

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